After filling their summer with festival appearances and isolated gigs, electro-punk duo Ghostland Observatory will continue their 2008 tour circuit straight through the final minutes of the year. The Austin, TX-based band’s has shows booked from September 6 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO through New Year’s Eve with a performance at the WaMu Theatre in Seattle, WA.
The 15-date trek also includes two new additions to the itinerary. Ghostland Observatory recently added a November 20 show in Atlanta, GA, and a November 21 gig in Nashville, TN.
The glam rockers have already completed a spring tour of the States, which included appearances at almost one dozen festivals. Among their early summer festival credits, Ghostland lists performances at Bonnaroo and the SoCo Music Festival in Atlanta, GA. Their remaining 2008 itinerary includes more festival gigs, including a stop at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans, LA, on October 25.
Ghostland’s Aaron Behrens and Thomas Ross Turner are touring behind their third studio album, “Robotique Majestique,” released on March 4. The record received mixed reviews in true “love it or hate it” fashion. While Pitchfork gave the album only one-and-a-half stars and called it “Daft Punk for frat boys,” reviewers at PopMatters took a moderate approach, telling readers that Ghostland is too fun to hate — despite a noticeable lack of lyrical insight.
Shortly after releasing their debut in 2005, Turner and Behrens churned out their sophomore release in 2006. Then in 2007, the duo released a live DVD of their hometown appearance on Austin City Limits. On their official MySpace page, the band mates described this one-two punch of album releases, along with long hours spent recording and performing, as the “working man’s approach” to music.
Ghostland Observatory itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)
|September 6||Morrison, CO||Red Rocks Amphitheatre|
|September 20||San Diego, CA||Street Scene|
|October 10||Houston, TX||House of Blues|
|October 11||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|October 17||San Francisco, CA||The Fillmore|
|October 18||Portland, OR||Crystal Ballroom – Lola’s|
|October 25||New Orleans, LA||Voodoo Music Experience|
|October 31||South Padre, TX||South Padre International Music Festival|
|November 7||Chicago, IL||Metro – Smart Bar|
|November 20||Atlanta, GA||The Masquerade|
|November 21||Nashville, TN||Cannery Ballroom|
|November 22||Tulsa, OK||Cain’s Ballroom|
|December 12||New York, NY||Terminal 5|
|December 13||Washington, DC||9:30 Club|
|December 31||Seattle, WA||WaMu Theater|